Mannitol for resuscitation in acute head injury: effects on cerebral perfusion and osmolality.

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OBJECTIVE To review the use of mannitol during initial resuscitation following traumatic brain injury and to determine the effects of mannitol on subsequent management following resuscitation and commencement of neuromonitoring. METHODS A retrospective audit of patients presenting to a tertiary hospital with severe head injury (Glasgow coma score < or = 8… (More)

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